General notes on the bass drum sound:
From: email@example.com (Remco Takken)
Well, you just can't believe anything you see and hear, can you
(sorry for the Hendrix quote on alt.fan.Frank Zappa). Ruben & the
Jets never mentioned any overdubs on the cd... YCDTOSA #2 believe
it or not, has the bass drum of Chad Wackerman on it. The
original Chester notes were put on harddisc, and from there the
new bass drum sound was triggered. It's still Chester's playing,
with a new sound attached to it. I heard this information from an
extreme Zappa freak and sound specialist called Nick Roovers
(still a chance that I fucked up his information, blame me in
that case). I happen to like this sound a lot, especially on
headphones, check out the other Chester Thompson passages on
other YCDTOSA volumes. You can now recognise Thompson for a sound
he never heard himself, because Chad Wackerman never played that
There are only other two tracks from this band on the series: "Smell
My Beard" and "The Booger Man" both from YCDTOSA 4. The Gorilla bass
drum sounds different in these two, more natural to me also.
And, again on this subject, a word from our Keneally:
Good ear - that's actually a triggered sample of Chad's bass drum
throughout the Helsinki album. I wonder if Chester knows about
it? I also wonder how Frank and Bob managed to isolate Chester's
kick drum frequency (I'm assuming it didn't occupy its own track)
effectively enough to trigger the sample. Mr. Stone? You lurking?
From: "Bossk (R)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Oh God. Bob Stone just e-mailed me a one-word reply: "False".
No, I'm not making it up - Bob Stone really denies the rumour. I think that
desperately needs to be included in the FAQ.